Man seen on video snatching dog from California home sells beloved pet for $20

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A man was caught on video snatching a French bulldog from a home in Wilmington, and now the devastated owner is asking for help recovering her beloved pet after the suspect sold it for $20, police say.

LOS ANGELES -- A man was caught on video snatching a French bulldog from a Los Angeles home, and now the devastated owner is asking for help recovering her beloved pet after the suspect sold it for $20, police say.

"King," the French bulldog, was stolen April 27 from the front yard of the home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The suspect was seen on the home's security camera reaching over the fence, picking up the dog, and immediately taking off on his skateboard.

LAPD says they arrested the suspect within 24 hours of the incident, but unfortunately, he had already sold the dog to an unsuspecting individual for $20.

The suspect approached the individual at a hardware store parking lot, and told that person that he had found "King" but was unable to provide him with a good home, according to detectives.

Officials say that individual the dog was sold to has not committed a crime, and hopes that person will do the right thing and return "King" to his owner.

Anyone with information on the recovery or whereabouts of "King" is urged to call LAPD officer Davenport at (310) 726-7845, or LAPD Harbor Station at (310) 726-7701. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or go to https://www.lacrimestoppers.org.